Unzip the CliNER archive to the folder of your choice.
Prerequisites: You need to have Java JRE and Python 2.7 installed and added to the path.
You can run the tool using the following line:
runCliNER.bat input_folder output_folder
runCliNER.sh input_folder output_folder
—input_folder is the folder with plain text files
—output_folder is the folder where the resulting files will be stored
CliNER can theoretically run on any Windows and Linux distribution that supports Java and Python, but it has been tested on Windows 7 Professional (X86-64) and Linux openSUSE 10.2 (X86-64).